Alex Kacaniklic says he was right to leave Liverpool for Fulham at the start of the Roy Hodgson era at Anfield, with his recent run of games and goal in the 3-3 draw at Arsenal vindicating his decision.
Sweden winger Kacaniklic moved to Craven Cottage in 2010, just weeks after Roy Hodgson succeeded Rafa Benitez, as part of the deal that took Paul Konchesky to Liverpool.
"I didn't speak to Roy Hodgson that much at Liverpool," Kacaniklic said. "I was only there for a month or two when he was manager. It was my decision to leave and go to Fulham and he let me go. It was up to me if I wanted to go.
"I had to move to develop my career. It has gone very well at Fulham and it feels like I made the right move and it was a good decision. Everything is going well for me at the moment and it was a fantastic feeling to score against Arsenal.
"That was one of my biggest games so far - although I played in the 4-4 draw with Germany last month after we had trailed 4-0, which was also a pretty big game! I can't really explain what happened. The last few months have been a bit of a whirlwind but I am enjoying myself at the moment."
Speaking of his time at Liverpool as he prepares to face some of his old team-mates in Sweden's friendly against England, Kacaniklic has special mention for Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher.
"When I was young, I trained with the first-team squad at Liverpool, with people like Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard," he said. "Steven was a great help, passing on good advice about things like passing. He is one of the players I look up to. It will be nice to meet him again and to get to 100 caps is a fantastic achievement."